|Posted on March 28, 2019 at 10:45 AM||comments (1)|
My husband and I decided to be spontaneous (mainly me) and take a road trip to Waco a few weekends back. Our destination was to visit the Magnolia Silos, Magnolia Table and Silos Baking Co. Yes, it was Spring Break and it was St. Patrick’s Day weekend but that didn’t matter to me. I was looking forward to this trip and the crowd would not bother me at all.
Once we arrived we discovered that a Vendor Fair was taking place which has become an annual event at the Silos. The Fair is called “Spring at the Silos”. There were tons of vendors participating from Artisans, Food Trucks/Trailers, Book Signings and featured authors and several bands providing live music on a center stage. On the day that we were there Authors Clea Shearer and Joanna Teplin were signing their book titled “The Home Edit”.
We were able to visit Magnolia Market and the Silos Baking Co. Although we had to wait in a line for each locations, it was worth the wait. I did not realize that the Magnolia Table was not at thr Silos location and it was a little up the way from the Silos, so we were not able to stop by as planned. We also wanted to visit Spice Village which is a retail venue that has several unique specialty boutiques for one of a kind shopping. Not that any of the above mentioned shops were too far or out of the way because everything is wthin walking distance or a hop on the trolley. The vendor fair had so much to offer so we didn't miss out at all. We had food vendors, music and retailers all available on-site at the Silos. It was definitely a one stop shop.
Once we completed all our shopping and walking, we could finally sit back on the lawn and be entertained. A stage was set up in front of the lawn and the Silos where local Bands performed live throughout the day which was really cool.
If you are planning to make a drive to Waco, it’s only about an hour and a half from Dallas. You could make it a day trip or an overnight trip just to soak it all in. My tips for you would be:
1. Come early to visit all your planned destinations.
2. Pick a weekend or weekday that’s not busy.
3. Plan to eat at Magnolia Table (no reservations accepted)
4. Tours are available to tour the city of the Fixer Upper.
5. Plan to shop.
6. BONUS: Parking is Free and there is a free trolley available from the Silos to Downtown with maps.
Until next time, I'll talk to you later!
|Posted on April 2, 2018 at 3:00 PM||comments (0)|
March 25th was my daughter's birthday and she wanted to go out for a Birthday Brunch date. So we decided to head over to The Common Table in Uptown. They also have a location at The Star located in Frisco. The Common Place is a gastropub with American food. The Common Table offers entertainment ranging from live bands to DJ’s on site. They also offer unique menus during the week. An example would be the “Pour Mans Beer Dinner”. I thought the title was funny however, you get 4 courses and 4 pairings of beer with each course for a great value that will put a smile on your face. If you like beer you should try this selection, it’s offered every Monday Night.
On the weekend we visited, there theme was an “Old School Hip Hop Brunch”. Let me just say, I enjoyed the music as much as I enjoyed the food. Their brunch menu offered a variety of selections. My daughter and I both had the Notorious P-I-G which is a 50/50 blend of smoked Applewood bacon and beef on a toasted croissant bun I chose a toasted English Muffin, an egg over easy, tomato and this awesome beer cheese sauce which is to die for! We also selected the Buttermilk Biscuit Sliders which can be served as a shared plate or an entrée. All of their food is freshly made from scratch.
One of the things I love about Brunch are the Mimosas! A Classic Mimosa starts at $3.50 and the Tropical Mimosas are $4 (within this price range) which is very reasonable in my opinion.
The Common Place is located on Fairmount in a renovated/remodeled cottage style home, the patio is located in the gated front yard with a side deck patio. It is a uniquely styled building perfect for people coming together and enjoying good food, good cocktails and different types of entertainment. If you have not been to The Common Place or have not been there in awhile stop by you may find something new or just have fun. I’m looking forward to visiting the Frisco locations soon at The Star.
Until next time, I'll talk to later!
|Posted on March 5, 2018 at 2:15 PM||comments (3)|
Last month I had the opportunity to go try out V-eats at Trinity Groves. I’ve been dying to try their food since I began following them on Instagram. Great photos can say a lot and their photos made me hungry. Meat or no meat! Me and my two daughters headed out to try some plant based food. I’m always willing to try new things especially food. The biggest test would be if my daughters enjoyed the food.
We started our meal with the queso and chips which was very good. I ordered the Taco of the Day which was the Lemon-Pepper Chick-Non Taco it was an order of 3. My daughter ordered the Mystery Machine-Fried Chick-non Bar VQ Brisket topped with Chipotle Mango Sauce, Guacamole, Lettuce and Tomatoes and The Shroom-Grilled Portobello Mushroom Panini with Pesto, Tomato, Basil and Mozzarella on your choice of bread listed on the menu. The sandwiches were huge and very filling. They received two thumbs up from my girls. The tacos were delicious and I did not miss the chicken. The flavor of chicken, the texture and the crunch of chick-non was perfect.
Our Waitress was very informative and patient with us newbies. She told us a little about the Owner/Executive Chef Troy Gardner who has 20 years of catering and restaurant experience. The Sous Chef, Evita Tezeno has been a vegan advocate since the 1980’s.The restaurant has a cozy vibe with original paintings on the walls created by Chef Evita. Not only do the customers get to admire her work, we were told she recently sold a few of her originals to Denzel Washington to add to his home collection.
V-Eats is located in Trinity Groves, if you have not visited make sure you do it soon. It’s well worth the bite!
Follw us on our journey on facebook and on Instagram Until next time, talk to you later!